Winter Brings Us Indoors & the Remodelers Out

bathroom blog pic3  Winter brings out the “remodelaholic” in many of us, and we CFRN Experts are no different.  This season in-doors I’ve become obsessed with selecting tile for the new bathroom.  Of course, the bathroom remodel must have great design, be family friendly, with a stunning spa-like feel, yet classic as to not go out of style and, all within my budget.  Whew!  White subway tile is an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up a bathroom or kitchen, so I knew that was the direction we needed to go. I wanted the brightest white classic subway tile, but I wanted it a bit larger than the traditional 3” x 6” size.  The contemporary 4” x 8” will make my small bathroom larger and bonus, less grout to clean!

To the tile store we went and the Blue 15 x 15 stone tiles moved me (so much for my intentions of a white on white design) and I just knew it would be perfect under my soles.  We flooring experts adapt to design changes quickly and effectively!  And bonus – the stone was still within our budget for the flooring.  Next, Carrera marble was my plan for the sink-top, only to learn that marble is not the most durable choice for a family friendly bathroom.  Disappointment set in and my spa-like remodel suddenly wasn’t feeling so spa-like.  Enter blue pearl granite.  A stunning match to the stone tile and with a cost less than the marble, maybe I will save enough for another room redo?  Now, holding my breath and looking for the wow factor for my great design, enter a matte pearl mosaic. Spa-like perfection, sold!  Okay, cost is definitely on the high side, so only one room redo this year…  but my certified flooring contractor has a plan to add the mosaic to the floor tile and give this year’s redo a truly inspired design. Here are a few images of our selections … time for the tear-out!  What is the “remodelaholic” in you doing this season?

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